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New York Fracking Moratorium

NY Assembly Passes Two-year Fracking Moratorium, Senate Expected to Follow

Steve Horn | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York
Steve Horn

This is the third time the Assembly has passed such a bill, with similar moratorium bills passing in 2010 and 2011, but then dying a slow death in the Senate and never reaching the governor's desk, meaning the de facto moratorium has remained in place. Could the third time be a charm in 2013 in the Empire State?

State Assembly Approves Fracking Moratorium

Newsday | Joan Gralla | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green

ALBANY -- The Democrat-dominated State Assembly on Wednesday approved a two-year moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing from the Southern Tier...

Lynne Peeples

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New York Court Strikes Down Local Drilling Moratorium

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state judge invalidated Binghamton's two-year moratorium on natural gas drilling, marking the first time a local law that woul...

New York Regulators Expect To Miss Deadline For Finalizing Fracking Rules

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators expect to reopen their rulemaking process for natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing, casting doubt...

New York Makes Crucial Decision On Fracking

Posted 08.20.2012 | New York

Despite ongoing protests in hopes to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York, CBS reports the state is about to green-light the controversial practice. A...

Gas Company Turns The Tables By Threatening To Sue New York

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 09.30.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A natural gas drilling company is taking a new tack in the industry's fight against local drilling bans: It's threatening to sue...

The Fight Continues In Avon, NY

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In the latest salvo in local battles over gas drilling, a company said Monday it's shutting down wells and turning off the free ...